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Old 11-14-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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Welfare direct deposit checks and food stamp card reloads went out yesterday. No, not kidding.
Or, maybe the IMPENDING GROCERY STORE STRIKES have something to do with it!



Geez.
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Welfare direct deposit checks and food stamp card reloads went out yesterday. No, not kidding.
Most welfare checks arrive first of the month. Most disability checks arrive the third.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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Or, maybe the IMPENDING GROCERY STORE STRIKES have something to do with it!



Geez.

Yes, masses of people are out on shopping sprees because there is legitimate concern that you won't be able to acquire foodstuffs anywhere in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the entire country in the near future. There is going to be rioting in the streets, looting, suburban families dying of starvation. We're going to be a real-life version of Fallout 3!

Besides, isn't Fred Meyer (you know, the predominate grocery chain in the area) not at risk of being struck upon? I seem to recall going into one last week that had a big sticker on the door that was talking about how the union was pleased you had chosen to shop at a responsible grocer like Freddy's or some such crap.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: rain city
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You'll still be able to buy groceries in White Center.

I doubt immigrants who own family run markets will be going on strike.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Near Graham WA
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I think it's all about Thanksgiving coming up, and people not waiting until the last weekend to get stuff.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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Yes, masses of people are out on shopping sprees because there is legitimate concern that you won't be able to acquire foodstuffs anywhere in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the entire country in the near future. There is going to be rioting in the streets, looting, suburban families dying of starvation. We're going to be a real-life version of Fallout 3!

Besides, isn't Fred Meyer (you know, the predominate grocery chain in the area) not at risk of being struck upon? I seem to recall going into one last week that had a big sticker on the door that was talking about how the union was pleased you had chosen to shop at a responsible grocer like Freddy's or some such crap.
Most people shop at either a Safeway, QFC, Fred Meyer or an Albertson's. If none of those stores are open, yes, there could be a run on holiday-specific food. There has been little information about whether these stores would or could remain open.

There was no such sign at the Fed Meyer I visited Sunday.

My reason makes a lot more sense than yours, seeing as you missed the dates by some two weeks.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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All the more reason to shop at independent shops (and Pike Place Market).

But seriously, someone on the news mentioned "snow in a couple weeks" and you know how people get around here...
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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Yeah I was thinking it was because of the snow lol.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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Default Rosie the Newfoundland

Just thought folks should know about this. It happened in Des Moines.

Home - For the Love of Rosie
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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Default Will the holidays be "drama-free" this year?

What do you think?
In the past, we have had drama over pine boughs in SeaTac, drama over nativity scenes, drama over school pageants, drama over people saying "Merry Christmas," versus "Joyous Festivus."
Do you think maybe this year with the economy being down and people needing a little holiday cheer people will live and let live this holiday season?
Maybe we can even rally around the Festivus pole and share the Feats of Strength.
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